- spanish and italian: So THESE words are feminine and THESE words are masculine, and you ALWAYS put an adjective AFTER the noun.
- french: haha i dont fuckin know man just do whatever
- german: LET'S ADD A NEUTRAL NOUN HAHA
- english: *shooting up in the bathroom*
- gaelic: the pronounciation changes depending on the gender and what letter the word starts and ends with and hahah i dont even know good fucking luck
- polish: here have all of these consonants have fun
- japanese: subject article noun article verb. too bad there's three fucking alphabets lmao hope your first language isn't western
- welsh: sneeze, and chances are you've got it right. idfk
- chinese: here's a picture. draw it. it means something. it can be pronounced three different ways. these twenty other pictures are pronounced the same but have very different meanings. godspeed.
- arabic: so here's this one word. it actually translates to three words. also pronouns don't really exist. the gender is all in the verb. have fun!
- latin: here memorize 500 charts and then you still dont know what the fuck is happening
- dutch: so, this verb... do you have to use a 'd' at the end? or a 't'? or do you spell it with 'dt'? YOU WILL NEVER KNOWWWW
- sign language: If you move this sign by a tenth of an inch, you'll be signing "penis"
Medieval world 1000 feet below the surface
Every now and then you read a story about medieval times that you are sure is made up. Here is one, but it’s not. At 1000 ft below the surface, no more than ten miles from the Polish city of Krakow, lies the Wieliczka salt mine. It’s a labyrinth of chambers and lakes, but also a place with stables for horses, a chapel (with chandeliers made of rock salt), a salt-sculpted hall seating 400, and an amazing frieze with a scene of the Last Supper, carved in a wall of rock salt (top pic). A total of nine levels contain a combined 300 kilometres (186 miles) of tunnels and some 3,000 rooms. The most astonishing thing? The mine dates from medieval times: the structure was completed c. 1280 - although the sculptures appear to be much younger, including from the 19th century. A world buried below the world: am I the only one thinking Mines of Moria here?
Pics: the Frieze in the Wieliczka salt mine (I’m not sure about its date) is from Wikipedia (here), the rest from tourist websites. More about this fascinating site in a recent CNN article, here; and on the United Nations World Heritage website, here (but don’t touch the pics).
"you are sickly misinformed about vaccines and im sorry. but why dont you get your vaccines since you care so much about them and let people who are against them not get them? since you are vaccinated you should have nothing to worry about right?"
Actually, anon, I’m completely well-informed regarding vaccines—with a university level background in biology, including courses on diseases in human and animal populations. People who do not vaccinate for superstitious reasons are actively harming other people around them. Their choice to believe fear-mongering propaganda instead of years of research is, of course, their choice. It also makes them an active danger to the population of this planet.
I’m not going to give you a science lesson here because the facts are all out there. They were in the article I posted. They’re on just about every major news site if you care to look for them. All you have to do is Google and it’s there in layperson’s terms. But you’d have to want to be informed, instead of feeling the artificial rush of believing you’re part of a special group that knows a special secret that everyone else is too dumb to realize, for that to work.
Enjoy your deliberate ignorance and your fuzzy feelings of superiority and your false sense of control over a world that’s terrifyingly random—that’s all part of a very specific mechanic of human psychology, if you’d like to look that up as well. Unfortunately, we haven’t got a vaccine for that. Yet.
People who do not vaccinate are actively harming the people around them.
In short, herd immunity is a thing.
(still sent understand why anyone allows anon comments, though.)
Bill Nye The Science Guy, “Atoms” (1997).
Puzzlewood is an ancient woodland site, near Coleford in theForest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England. The site, covering 14 acres (5.7 ha), shows evidence of open cast iron ore mining dating from the Roman period, and possibly earlier.
It is now a tourist attraction. Over a mile of pathways were laid down in the early 19th century to provide access to the woods, and provide picturesque walks. The area contains strange rock formations, secret caves and ancient trees, with a confusing maze of paths. Puzzlewood is said to be one of J. R. R. Tolkien's inspirations for Middle-earth in The Lord of the Rings.
The geological features on show at Puzzlewood are known as scowles. Scowles originated through the erosion of natural underground cave systems formed in the Carboniferous Limestone many millions of years ago. Uplift and erosion caused the cave system to become exposed at the surface. This was then exploited by Iron Age settlers through to Roman times for the extraction of iron ore. It is usually impossible to date open cast extraction precisely, although ores with a chemical signature consistent with those from the Forest of Dean were certainly used to make tools and weapons in the late prehistoric period.
Evidence of Roman occupation of the area is supported by the discovery of a hoard of over 3,000 3rd Century AD coins which were found in the scowles of Puzzlewood. Once the Romans left, nature reclaimed the old workings with moss and trees, to create the unique landscape. The historical use soon became forgotten, and the folklore of Puzzlewood began. (x)
Alfred Hitchcock | Films
Alfred Hitchcock | Films